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Newborn premature girl found abandoned in Panchkula

If the newborn survives, she will be handed over to the children’s welfare society

punjab Updated: Aug 13, 2017 00:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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A girl born premature was found abandoned on the roadside in Panchkula on Saturday.

Born after around 30 weeks of pregnancy, her condition is reported to be critical as she is finding it difficult to breathe.

The newborn was found wrapped in a newspaper and abandoned in wild grass by the roadside in Sector 8, said a cop at the Sector-7 police post.

“A woman passing by the area heard her cries. She informed people in the neighbourhood,” said police.

After police got a call around 10am, they immediately rushed the baby to the Sector-6 civil hospital.

“The doctors said the delivery seemed to have taken place at home. They said if the delivery had taken place in hospital, the baby wouldn’t have been discharged as she was born premature,” said police.

The baby was shifted to the advanced paediatrics centre at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in the evening.

A case has been registered under Section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under 12 years by parent or person having care of it) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“If the newborn survives, she will be handed over to the children’s welfare society,” said police.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 00:18 IST